So can I refer to the President as Cokehead Obama now? There is nothing I like about Rush Limbaugh, but I find it interesting that is was a major transgression to even mention BO
's coke use during the 08 election, but it is apparently funny to make fun of former drug addictions, as long as they're of a Republican nature. Did you have an opinion about Cindy as well?
|Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 5):|
So do you think Rush should resign and "fall on his own sword" as you expected of Rahm? You asked, "is it so wrong to demand a higher level of conduct from those in positions of significant power?"
I don't think either should resign over using the word "retard," but be real about this. Rahm is in public office, Limbaugh is a paid entertainer
. Olbermann said MUCH worse, more disrespectful things about Scott Brown. While I do think of KO
as even more pathetic now than he was before, I realize that he is an entertainer and is in a different position than, say, Valerie Jarrett.
|Quoting JFK69 (Reply 9):|
Obviously what he said is disgusting and repulsive, but let's call a spade a spade here. Rush is a radio host who you can turn the dial if you disagree. Rahm is a public figure who represents the country.....Rahm is worse off here.
|Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 10):|
He's using the public airwaves to blast out his "intolerance" as so many Palin conservatives have called it about Rahm.
See above. Entertainer v. representative of the White House. Both instances are, as Palin says, crude and demeaning. But you have to see the contextual differences.
|Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 23):|
Double standards much? If it's wrong to say in public, then anyone saying it is wrong. Making up loopholes of why its wrong for one person vs. ok for another isn't logically sound now is it?
So, according to your logic then, the President and I should suffer the same consequences for saying "retard" in public. Sorry, but these people are respresentatives of our government to the entire country and the world, Rush is not. However popular, he is not. There is a difference.
|Quoting MoltenRock (Reply 24):|
Conservatives, now that Sarah Palin too finds his use of the word "crude and demeaning" after holding Rush to the same standard where do you stand?
As I've noted above, I think both instances are crude and demeaning (using Palin's words).
|Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 26):|
That said. Rush is a blowhard. BillO is a blowhard, Olbermann is a blowhard. Personally, any political commentator, regardless of party is a blowhard. They all go on and on just to hear themselves talk.
|Quoting D L X (Reply 32):|
It's the feigned indignance. Palin going all apoplectic about Rahm calling people retarded, but having no issues with Limbaugh calling people retarded.
How can you call it feigned indignance when she has a mentally retarded child herself? And issued a statement about Limbaugh's remarks? She may be a shoddy politician, but how can you suspect her of being disingenuous when she is raising a retarded kid? I don't get it.